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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-02-27

Set 1

Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Dancing In The Street
Easy Wind
Black Peter
Good Lovin' ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin'
China Cat Sunflower ->
Jam ->
I Know You Rider ->
High Time
Hard To Handle
Casey Jones
Cumberland Blues
Drums ->
Not Fade Away
Turn On Your Lovelight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date February 27, 1970
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD -> Master Reel (7.5ips 1/2trk) -> Dat/0 (48k) D
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000 ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
Black Peter, Casey Jones and Cumberland Blues are patched
from SBD -> Master Reel -> Cass -> Dat -> CD (shnid 2191)
-- Seamless transition between discs.
-- Very end of Lovelight is cut.


Reviewer: barreramusic - - November 6, 2013
Subject: Rare songs... and talk about crossfading.
With this show, I have now added an Easy Wind to my collection. Sweet. Same for Mason's Children, but that is from the 28th.

I enjoy the way Weir sings Me and My Uncle during this period. It's more melodic than later versions.

Great job crossfading Black Peter so that the missing lyrics are hardly noticeable! I assume that is the work of Mr. Charlie Miller.

I, too, am proud of some crossfading I did with this show. If you care, here's my experiment:

This show ends with Lovelight.
The next show opens with Lovelight, but it is missing the beginning, so I crossfaded both versions into one, which resulted in the following track: NFA>Lovelight>Me and My Uncle, or more specifically:

NFA>Lovelight (from 2/27)>
Lovelight (from 2/28)>
Lovelight (2/27)>
Lovelight>Me and My Uncle (2/28).

I didn't want to miss much guitar or vocals, of course, but I also didn't want repeated lyrics (such as when McKernan says, "She's got box-back nitties, and great big noble thighs, workin' undercover with a boar hogs eye" --so I had to make more than one crossfade. Other than my personal copy not being true and pure to what happened, the only downside is that it does not have the intense ending from 2/27 as I could not smoothly keep the dynamic ending before moving from Lovelight into Me and My Uncle on the 28th.

It's pretty sweet, otherwise, though.

Thank you Mr. Charlie Miller and archivists! Apologies for rambling.

PS-- @njpg: When you say, "fair to middling," do you mean "fair to midland"?
PPS-- this may be only a fair to midland show to some of you, but I love every bit of it. I love the quality, the jams and the acoustic and the banter and--oh yeah--that CHINA > RIDER > HIGH TIME is wonderful. Check it out!
Reviewer: chris phillips - - September 9, 2013
Subject: down dog
There's nothing off kilter about any of this. It's got the same things going for it as the Warehouse and Fillmore East shows and better than the Fillmore (SF)from early in the month.
The boys are on their way and by May it doesn't sound like late '69 and Jerry's playing his finest stuff ever.
5/2, 5/15, 6/24, 11/5-8 (and plenty of other shows within this time frame presumably) are the kind, not to digress.
Reviewer: Go6stopper - - March 7, 2013
Subject: They blow the doors off...
Easy Wind.

NFA->Lovelight is just great as well.

Great show.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - - October 6, 2012
Subject: Thanks
Thanks for not cutting up, and thereby corrupting Good Lovin. (A separate track for 'Drums' is absurd!)

The Family Dog was a great venue, and Charlie Miller is a great sound man.
Reviewer: njpg - - February 27, 2012
Subject: I'd say fair to middling performance.
Great recording.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - - August 29, 2011
Subject: Cold Rain
Most unique (weird?) beginning to Cold Rain and Snow I've heard.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - January 24, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" February 27, 1970 at the Family Dog, Great Highway San Francisco, California U.S.A.

5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for Charlie Miller Transfer

A "MUST HAVE" for all collectors of 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD.

Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.

PS: Click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste. The IA recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading for users of Windows XP.
Reviewer: Drewcifer - - November 25, 2008
Subject: What a gem!
I first encountered this one on Dead Hours. The whole show is great, as so many from this era are, but the extra super kind highlight is the NFA>Lovelight! One of those amazing coincidences in the Dead's history - the master reel runs out of tape right as the show ends, cutting off the last 2 or 3 seconds! Nothing short of Amazing!
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